Previously in the Over the Road podcast series:
The Channel One-Nine Special set of mini-episodes in the Over the Road podcast series attempts to provide answers to questions about trucking from listeners inside and outside the business by consulting with the professionals. For the third special, we’re answering this one: What do truckers listen to on the road?
So much of that answer depends on taste, but in addition to a series of quick takes from a variety of professionals we turned to a connoisseur of trucking songs — the one and only Tony Justice — to take us through something of a greatest-hits playlist, with a little of his own original trucking music, too, for good contemporary-classics measure. Enjoy:
Listen via the embedded Spotify player above or via your podcast streaming app of choice (find several options at the bottom of the Over the Road page at the link). Hear more music Justice himself at the head of Overdrive‘s “Music to truck by” Spotify playlist, below, featuring the original work of trucking troubadours, great driving music and trucking classics.
The Over the Road podcast, a co-production of Overdrive and PRX’s Radiotopia podcast network, resumes Thursday, April 2, with “Three stops in Kentucky.” In this at once funny and moving southbound caper of an episode, host Long Haul Paul Marhoefer sets off down I-75 in Kentucky to answer the question of just who’s got the best “nanner nanner nanner pudding,” as it’s sometimes advertised over the CB, between exits 76 and 49. All three of the independent truck stops profiled here – the 76 Fuel Center, the Derby City South Truck Plaza (exit 62), and the 49er Fuel Center – claim to be the first to have advertised it decades ago, and it’s always on the menu at each. Along the way, the rich lives of staff and ownership there, and the history of the places and their importance to drivers, comes into sharp focus. Stay tuned.
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